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5050 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022
205-424-5255
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
It was OK

They had a staffing problem while we were there. The cook did not show up so the manager was cooking. Food and service was slow but the food was good when served. The salad bar was fresh. They did the best they could with the situation.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
travelpickle
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Gonzales, Louisiana
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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West Blocton, Alabama
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I had gotten a gift card for Applebee's for Christmas and we a little leary as the last time we had eaten at an Applebee's we were not really happy with the meals. But this one was great. Service was good, food arrived quickly and was good. Will be going back again.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Food is excellent, service is great, pleasant atmosphere, and located in a hidden, but accessible location with a beautiful scenery, and view.

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Lethbridge
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Waiter's were very good in offering meal selections as well as the service was tops. Meals were what we had hoped to find.

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Gonzales, Louisiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

They had a staffing problem while we were there. The cook did not show up so the manager was cooking. Food and service was slow but the food was good when served. The salad bar was fresh. They did the best they could with the situation.

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Mc Calla, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

None of their dishes are really good. For the price, they could hire a better cook. Maybe they should just cook one kind of food, like steak only and learn how to do that well.

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Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Sat at the bar for a beer. Then a salad. Both were excellent and timely. Service was pleasant from the door greeter to the bartender. All in all, a nice experience.

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TX
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It was late at night and we ordered two appetizers. Both were poor. We sat at the bar and the wait staff was not attentive and spent a lot of time talking with management. No one seemed to care about the food or customers at this establishment.

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Granbury, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Our family likes Applebees a lot, but this one needs to improve their service. Food was barely ok - quality not up to par and pretty sure it had sat under heat lamp for too long. The restaurant wasn't all that busy the night we were there, but our food took quite a bit longer than it should have, and... More 

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Apex, NC
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

It’s Applebees. Nothing bad to say but nothing over the top either. When I asked for a “Absolute Mandarin and Soda” the waitress brought me a glass of orange juice and another glass of soda water – kind of thought that was funny. The food was fine and the resturant was clean – overall the staff was friendly.

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Hueytown, Alabama
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My wife and I have been to Applebee's at Academy Drive twice in the last two months. Our last time was 25 February at 8:00 pm. Both time there are people waiting, with emply tables open!! Now come on !!!!! I ask the hostest, What Is Going On?? You have four empty tables, and you have, four couples waiting ,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5050 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Bessemer
  • Phone Number: 205-424-5255

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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